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Staff among $2.5m in cuts proposed for C-A schools

FLINT TWP. — Staff reductions are among cost-cutting measures taken by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Educations in its proposed 2011-12 budget presented at a public hearing Tuesday night. The bottom line is the district has to fill a gap between revenues and expenses of nearly $4 million, said Superintendent William Haley. “We’re proposing roughly $2.5 million in reductions and $1.5 […]

Fire chief criticized in letter to the board

FLINT TWP. — A letter from disgruntled oncall firefighters criticizing the fire chief signaled trouble flaring up in the Flint Township Fire Department, according to a discussion at the township board meeting Monday night. The contents of the letter were not disclosed but references to it indicated concerns about the elimination of staff overtime and training and spending issues. It […]


Eyeglass business robbed FLINT TWP. — Police responding to an alarm in the 5000 block of Bristol Road at about 8:30 p.m. on May 27 arrived to find that the back door had been pried open. A keyholder arrived on the scene and reported that the cash box had been taken containing an undetermined amount of money. Several pairs of […]

Carman-Ainsworth names its top graduates

Afrah Aslam, daughter of Mohammad and Gazzala Aslam, finished with the third highest g.p.a. of 3.990. She was a member and captain of the varsity tennis team where she received Most Improved Player and Most Valuable Player awards. She also was named first team, All-league in no.1 singles. She was involved in several school organizations including the National Honor Society […]

News Briefs

New police dog on the way to Flint Twp. FLINT TWP. — The newest member of the police force graduated last week from the Oakland Police Academy and is ready to report for duty. Gunner, the new police dog and his handler Officer Neal Donovan have completed a six-week training program, Police Chief George Sippert announced at the township board […]

Grand Opening celebration planned at growing Trade Center

FLINT TWP. – “It’s more storefront than flea market,” is how Wanda Belton of Grand Blanc describes her business space at the Bristol Torrey Trade Center, 4371 Torrey Road. Her first business, Raw to Radiant, specializing in organic and raw foods, opened in October, the month after the 10,600 square foot trade center opened. Within four months she’d expanded into […]

Business Briefs

Verlander to meet fans at Waldron DAVISON — Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander will be at Jim Waldron Buick GMC, 1146 S. State Rd., June 23. Verlander is expected to be available to meet with the general public for pictures and autographs sometime that afternoon. Waldron first partnered with the Tiger pitcher in 2006 when Verlander agreed to make an […]

Hurley Bariatric Center announces it received three star quality status

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center, the region’s leader in Bariatrics, continues to offer the newest in weight loss surgery: the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Hurley Medical Center is the only hospital in the region performing this procedure. To date, more than 100 residents have undergone this life-changing surgery, which is also covered by Blue Care Network and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan […]

GAC offers summer camp for kids

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) is offering a summer sports camp for kids ages 6 through 12, and a Tiny Tots junior camp for kids ages 3 to 5. Camp begins June 20, and runs through Sept. 2. Kids can participate in camp anytime throughout the summer — they can sign up for a day, a week, […]